The Undergraduate Economics Club at UIC is a student organization that seeks to provide a meaningful extracurricular activity for students interested in economics. About 20-30 undergraduate students regularly attend the weekly meetings. Most Club members are economics majors; some have majors in other business or social science disciplines.

 

The students have a strong interest in presentations that address substantive issues related to economics and business, as well as those that describe the activities of private firms and government agencies in the Chicago area. In addition, they value learning about various career paths available to economics graduates, internships and entry-level positions, as well as specific examples of job opportunities. Information regarding advanced education (e.g., MBA programs, law school) is also of interest to many students.

 

The Club meets every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semesters.The meetings take place in room 850 University Hall. The presentations are always very informal; students often ask questions and make comments along the way. Professor Akarca and Professor Lehrer, the faculty advisors to the club, typically attend the meetings. The president of the club, a student elected by the members, chairs the meetings.

 

As to equipment, we can always get a projector for transparencies (please let us know if you will need a projector in advance). In preparing the flyers announcing our bi-weekly events, it helps us to have your position within the firm/ agency and, if appropriate, a title for your presentation.

 

University Hall is the tallest building on campus; it is located at 601 S. Morgan Street, in the corner of Morgan and Harrison. Please come to room 850 on the 8th floor using the elevators on the South side of the building.

 

The most convenient parking for our guest speakers is Lot 9 (Harrison and Morgan), but this lot is sometimes full. Lot 7 (on Harrison, between Morgan and Racine), and Lot 4 (Halsted and Taylor) are other possibilities. If you drive to campus, please give your parking ticket to the Club President, and he / she will validate it for you. For driving instructions, as well as information regarding trains and buses, please check the following link:

 

http://www.uic.edu/uic/about/visit/campus-maps.shtml

 

From the north:
Take the Kennedy Expressway to the Eisenhower Expressway westbound and keep to the right; take the first exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Morgan Street; then take Morgan Street south one block to the campus.
From the west:
Take the Eisenhower Expressway to the Racine Avenue exit; then go south to Harrison Street and east to the campus.
From the east:
Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street and turn north to the campus.
From the south: 
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street; then go north on Halsted Street to the campus.

 

Thank you very much for your willingness to participate in our program!

Previous Speakers

Scott McQuillan
Campus Recruiting Director
Deloitte Services LP
180 N. Stetson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

Monique S. Angara
Campus Recruiting
Deloitte Services
180 N. Stetson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

Beth Ortner
Economist
U. S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
230 S. Dearborn St. 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Ben Scherschligt
Field Economist, Industrial Price Programs
U. S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
230 S. Dearborn St. 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Steven C. Baker
Director
Federal Trade Commission
Midwest Region Suite 1860
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Ann Bezbatchenko
Graduate Programs Recruiter
Loyola University Chicago
25 East Pearson, Room 1442
Chicago, IL 60611

William C. Kokontis
Director, Chicago Surveillance Branch
Division of Market Oversight
525 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Martin H. Malin
Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Margaret G. Stewart 
Professor of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Robert Phillips 
Communications Specialist
Department of Commerce & Community Affairs (Illinois)
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601

Thomas C. Munz 
Assistant Deputy Comptroller
Office of the Comptroller of Currency
Central District (Chicago-West Field Office)
85 W. Algonquin Rd., Suite 340
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Paul Vangelisti 
Facilities Operations Specialist
FDIC (Chicago Regional Office)
500 W. Monroe St.
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60661

Steve Miller 
Executive Vice President
Piocon Technologies, Inc.
1952 McDowell Rd.
Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563

Jolanta Sander, Senior Program Analyst
IRS
Retail, Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare Industry Headquarters
1901 Butterfield Rd., Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Gregory Pierce, Senior Program Analyst 
Retail, Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare Industry Headquarters
1901 Butterfield Rd., Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Amber Beeman (UIC alumnus)
Bank One
Chicago Credit Services

Anna Cooper (UIC alumnus)
Operations Analyst
R.R. Donnelley Logistics
7501 S. Quincy St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Marcy Lamb
Recruitment & Selection
Allstate Insurance Company
2775 Sanders Road, A1
Northbrook, IL 60062

Kristin Lange
Sales Staffing Professional
Allstate Insurance Company
2775 Sanders Road, A1
Northbrook, IL 60062

Bruce N. Beaumont, CFA
First Vice President
Senior Portfolio Manager
Standard Federal- Wealth Management
Member ABN AMRO Group
2600 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084

Gina Mikula
Bank Examiner, Supervision & Regulation, Safety and Soundness Section
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413

Kelly Perryman
Campus Recruiter with the Hoopis Financial Group
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
790 Frontage Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093

Jennifer Welman
Sr. Statistician at the Bureau of Labor Statistics
230 South Dearborn Street, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Lola Ashiru (UIC Alumnus)
Senior Financial Analyst in the Treasury
Analytical Group at Bank One
1 Bank One Plaza, 22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60670

Robert Sawyer
Director, Midwest Regional Office, Economic Development Administration
111 N. Canal
Chicago, Illinois

Mary Rittenhouse
Economic Education Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. Lasalle
Chicago, Illinois 60604

David A. O’Toole
Staff Attorney
FTC Midwest Regional Office
Suite 1860
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603-5701

Ralph Gamberdella 
Primerica
5015 W. Lawrence Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60630

Eugene L. O’Brien, CPCU, CIC
Dann Insurance
1500 South Lakeshore Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Kristen E. Estes
Northwestern Mutual
Director of Recruiting for The McTigue Financial Group
303 W. Madison Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606